A message from Alex:

Hi there and thanks for checking out my website! I am a 17 year old British / Aussie actor, singer, film maker, composer and designer (anything creative really) and have been working professionally as an actor for the last 6 years or so. I have been fortunate enough to be involved in some pretty amazing productions including playing 'Michael Banks' in the Sydney season of 'Mary Poppins' at the Capitol Theatre, 'Under Milk Wood' with the Sydney Theatre Company, 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' with the Belvoir Street Theatre Company, 'Intersection' with ATYP, 3 seasons with Opera Australia and 3 seasons of pantomime at the King Street Theatre, Newtown, along with a number of film and television appearances. I am also a classically trained baritone singer (AMusA Dist.) and give regular vocal recitals around Sydney where I am currently based, although I am hoping to work overseas in the future. Hope you enjoy my website!

 

7th September - Scholarship Winner!

My last day of eisteddfod comps for 2014 yesterday but what great day - I ended up winning the Ryde Eisteddfod speech and drama Junior Rotary Scholarship (14 and under). Wow! My lil' sis did really well too, winning 2 first prizes herself in the 10s and under speech sections. So that wraps up eisteddfod season for me - 26 first places this year for singing and acting (my new record!). Thank you to all the people who donated prizes and to all the volunteers who help out at these events. They are are so important for young performers like me trying to get experience and advice and I look forward to coming back and competing again next year!

 

16th July - Front Page Headlines!

OMG - I am on the front page of our local newspaper!

For the full article go to

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/news/alex-chorley-won-five-gold-medals-at-this-years-sydney-eisteddfod/story-fngr8gwi-1226988724612

July 6th - Sydney Eisteddfod Classical Singing

I had a fantastic day last Friday, winning 3 first prizes at the Sydney Eisteddfod classical singing comp. The sections I won were the 14 & under Glibert and Sullivan solo, the 13/14 years classical solo and the 16 & under world / folk song. I also came 3rd in the 16 & under Australian art song. So proud and relieved that my voice is still OK after only properly breaking a few months ago. Happy!

June 7th - more eisteddfod success!

More eisteddfod competitions over the last 2 weeks - last weekend, at the Northern Beaches, I came first in the Intermediate Speech and Drama Championship and also won the speech and drama bursary and a special character award, then this week I won the Sydney Eisteddfod drama / individual performance section for 12-15 year olds (and picked up a highly commended in the Shakepseare section). Eisteddfods are a great way to get performance experience (I have been entering since I was 6!) and valuable feedback from professionals, but I still have a lot to learn....

My new voice!

Thought you might like to hear what I sound like now my voice has broken. It's early stages but you get the idea I hope!

"She moved through the fair" sung by Alex Chorley

27th May - eisteddfod season begins!

The 2014 eisteddfod season has begun and so far so good! I won 1st place for my Australian song at the Northern Beaches Eisteddfod then followed it up the next week with 7 wins for speech and drama in prose, verse, mime and character acting. Last weekend I was amazed to win their speech and drama scholarship final too so I'm very happy!

26th April 2014 - New Voice!

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't been updating my news as often as usual, but I was up to my eyeballs in school assignments last term so I didn't have time. Anyway, my big news is that my voice has broken! It's actually been heading down for a while, but I had to keep singing the high notes while I was performing in "The Magic Flute" with Opera Australia, which finished at the end of March. Thankfully I made it to the end of the season (just!) and I am now experimenting with my new voice. It's quite low at the moment (baritone) but who knows where it will end up. Sounds good so far!

5th January - Triangular Skie

Happy New Year! My friend HT and I have been busy in the school holidays with our new project - Triangular Skie. We make films, write music and much more. The link below is to one of our dance tracks - hope you like it!

Bleeding Light

Fawlty Towers

 

St. Andrew's Cathedral School senior drama ensemble proudly presents the fabulous 'Fawlty Towers' written by John Cleese and Connie Booth, and directed by Josie Jones. Don't miss out on an evening of chaos and hilarity presented by some of Sydney's finest young comedy actors - guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles!

To book tickets click here - hope to see you there!